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Whither Java?

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jlusk4
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Ok, so... involuntarily switched to a .NET project about 1.5 yrs ago, not so happy w/the architecture I see in the Windows world (business logic either in button click handlers or in the database, no object layer), wondering if I can come back to Java, and I see...

theserverside.com seems kinda dead.

this forum has only the occasional job posting (is it good that the forum isn't drowning under job postings? maybe)

So, I'm wondering: whither Java? Still a viable language? Still something worth building a career on? Are new projects being started in Java? Or should I sigh a deep sigh and just accept that Microsoft has won and drag myself back to the land of if-Microsoft-didn't-invent-it-it's-not-worth-knowing?

Anyone?

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salemslc
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http://macstrac.blogspot.com/2009/04/scala-as-long-term-replacement-for....

Groovy developer discussing Java, its future and mostly Scala. The comments section dives into C# vs Java, etc.

softweyr
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A quick query on dice.com for "Java" returned " 12560 results." I think you need to update your job searching tools. On the other hand, as an experienced Java [b]and [/b].NET developer, you should bring in a premium for all those business crazy enough to be moving from Java to C#, or the ones who have learned their lesson and are moving back to Java.

hat27533
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Java jobs are still being advertised and there is lots of Java still about. Java is my main language now and I will not be giving up on it any time soon. I came from ms VB all versions from vb for dos originally and wouldn't go back to it even .net in a hurry.